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  • Surgery

    C-section

    The uterus is exposed through the abdominal wall, and an incision is made in the uterine covering. The muscles of the uterus are separated, producinga hole for the delivery of the infant. The infant is delivered through the opening in the uterine wall, after which, the uterus is stitched closed.

    A C-section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical opening in the mother’s lower belly area. It is also called a cesarean section.

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    Certified nurse-midwife

  • Test

    Chorionic villus sampling

    The chorion is the portion of fetal membrane that eventually forms the fetal side of the placenta. The chorion contains chorionic villi, which are small finger-like projections. These villi are snipped or suctioned off for study in the procedure. Since the chorionic villi are of fetal origin, examining samples of them can provide the genetic makeup of the fetus. This test is performed to identify congenital defects. Experts use the sample to study the DNA, chromosomes, and enzymes of the fetus. The test can be done before amniocentesis, about 10 to 12 weeks after a missed period.

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test done on some pregnant women. The test is done to screen your baby for genetic problems.

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    Cord blood testing

    Cord blood refers to a sample of blood collected from the umbilical cord when a baby is born. The umbilical cord is the cord connecting the baby to the mother’s womb. This article focuses on cord blood testing done to evaluate a newborn’s health.